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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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It's That Time

I am in the market for some upgrades and need some input on what to get next. I am really wondering how much more i can go and still be relatively reliable. Looking for more HP.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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What are you looking for, more HP, bettering towing, etc.?

Yard the hybrids out and but a set of BD's in, put a bigger turbo on and tune it to a conservitive 475-500hp to keep the OEM rods happy (unless you have billets?). You're gonna need head studs.
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I have H-11's already and after my live tune session with Jody i plan on being on the better side of 475 with what i have.
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Well you are pretty much as far as you can go with stock rods. If you want more you need billets and a girdle and some machine work plus a bigger turbo or compounds.

Leave it be or bring BIG money for the next step.
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Actually i thought i put quite a bit into it so far, approx 14k with the tranny and rear axle upgrade with what i have so far. I try not to add it up so its hard to put a specific number out there.
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Well to gain a noticeable difference, its gonna require pulling the engine, spending over $4000 in hard parts to support it, plus alot in machine work.

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How much HP will my Forged rods hold. I Was thinking a girdle with Twin Turbos and bigger injectors or can i hone out my Hybrids. Also are Billet rods mandatory at 5-600 HP. 600hp is what i am shooting for.
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mine popped at around 400 hp......
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mine popped at around 400 hp......

That really sucks. I have seen PMR's hold 400hp.
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Re: It's That Time

theres really no set number but if you want to make darn sure there isnt viewing windows and run 500 to 600 all day i could say you should do rods... your stock forged ones might hold up to 550 and maybe 600 i think elmos did but at that point its starting to chance it IMO and would probably worth the money to buy good rods and not risk it having to rebuild with a whole new motor when one does let go

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